Andy Serkis' mystery role in The Avengers 2 trailer may have revealed a connection with the Black Panther.
Serkis, who is more known for his CGI work, appeared in the trailer possibly resembling the Black Panther villain, The Klaw.
In the Marvel Comics, the Klaw is known as "Ulysses Klaw," however, a quick look at IMDb (sometimes reliable) reveals there will be a character by the name of "Klaue" who appears to be the leader of a band of mercenaries.
Actually in the comics, The Klaw was a physicist who worked in applied sonics - and get this - stole the fictional metal vibranium, which is only available in the fictional Marvel African country of Wakanda.
T'Chaka, the king of Wakanda, then goes after The Klaw where he gets killed.
T'Chaka's son, T'Challa, then goes after The Klaw seeking revenge, which leads to T'Challa becoming the new Black Panther.
It's been speculated that a Black Panther movie is among the recently announced untitled Marvel Studios movies; Stan Lee has also stated Black Panther is being developed. We can also add Ultron has an interest in vibranium as in the comics his metal skin is composed of a similar fictiontal metal (as is Cap's shield). Editor's note: Adamantium doesn't exist in the MCU. Ultron sought out a form of vibranium called NuForm.
Watch The Avengers 2 trailer below.
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
"The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" hits May 1, 2015 directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Paul Bettany as Vision, with James Spader as Ultron.
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